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At this stage you are simply under investigation so there is no guarantee that this matter will go any further. However, you are still advised to cooperate with them and attend any investigatory meetings (by the way no representation is allowed in an investigatory meeting, only in a disciplinary). You may be leaving on the 30th but until then you are still an employee of the company and if necessary they could proceed with formal disciplinary action and even dismiss you before your resignation ends. There is no way of avoiding that if it is what is going to happen. Nevertheless you may offer to leave now with immediate effect, saving the employer the time and effort involved in investigating and disciplining you and that may work for them. Alternatively you may leave at any point and avoid using them as a reference in the future – the only way someone may find out about what happened is if you use this employer as a reference and they mention it so by avoiding that you could reduce any risks of future effects it may have.
technically you will be in breach of contract but unless they can show they have suffered actual losses as a result of that and also sue you and win, there is little they can do and the reference is the only thing left that could affect you. If you resign with immediate effect then you do so when you tell them, so you cannot resign now with immediate effect from Thursday - you can resign tomorrow with immediate effect or Wed, or Thus - as long as you tell them when you actually want to resign as that is when your resignation takes effect
yes that is correct, it is usually having to get a short notice replacement that the employer would claim for
not the investigatory hearing - you are not legally allowed to take anyone there, but you can at a disciplinary hearing
Please let me know if this has answered your original question or if you need me to clarify anything else for you in relation to this? Thanks